Writer and Critic
Hilton Als (born 1960) is an American writer and theater critic who writes for magazine. Als is a former staff writer for The New Yorker and former editor-at-large at The Village Voice magazine. Vibe
Background and career [ edit ]
Als was born in
New York City, with roots in Barbados. [1 ]
His 1996 book
The Women focuses on his mother (who raised him in Brooklyn), Dorothy Dean, and Owen Dodson, who was a mentor and lover of Als. [2 ] [3 ] In the book, Als explores his identification of the confluence of his ethnicity, gender and sexuality, moving from identifying as a "Negress" and then an "Auntie Man", a [4 ] Barbadian term for homosexuals. His 2013 book [4 ] continued to explore race, gender, identity in a series of essays about everything from the White Girls AIDS epidemic to Richard Pryor's life and work.
Als received a
Guggenheim fellowship in 2000 for creative writing and the 2002–03 George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism. In 2004 he won the [5 ] Berlin Prize of the American Academy in Berlin, which provided him half a year of free working and studying in Berlin. He has taught at [6 ] Smith College, Wesleyan, and Yale University, and his work has also appeared in , The Nation , and the The Believer . New York Review of Books
Awards and honors [ edit ]
Bibliography [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Fusco, Coco (Winter 1997), , The Women BOMB (58)
^ Lee, Andrea (1997-01-05), , Fatal Limitations New York Times
^ a b Bernstein, Richard (1997-01-01), , Feminine Mystique in the Eyes of an 'Auntie Man' New York Times , retrieved 2009-12-01
^ Franklin Crawford (December 15, 2003), , Hilton Als, New Yorker critic, wins George Jean Nathan Award Cornell Chronicle , retrieved September 3, 2014
^ "Hilton Als - Holtzbrinck Fellow, Class of Fall 2004". American Academy in Berlin . Retrieved March 10, 2012.
^ Kirsten Reach (January 14, 2014). "NBCC finalists announced". Melville House Publishing . Retrieved January 14, 2014.
^ Admin (January 14, 2014). "Announcing the National Book Critics Awards Finalists for Publishing Year 2013". National Book Critics Circle . Retrieved January 14, 2014.
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